On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Chuckle [Barry Patton Elliott], British entertainer, writer and actor (ChuckleVision, The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Rotherham, England
  • Erhard Keller, German speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72 500m), born in G├╝nzburg, Germany
  • Mike Curb, American singer (Mike Curb Congregation), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay, born in Bombay Presidency

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Gustav Mraczek, German violinist, conductor, composer (Max und Moritz) and pedagogue, dies at 66
1944 Highlights

About December 24, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn